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Breakfast with Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

Venue: Li Ka Shing Center, Office of the Dean, Boardroom (Rm 320). RSVP for Limited Space.

Host: Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

Speaker: Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the free-standing medical institution. She is a renowned infertility specialist and researcher, and most recently served as dean (a title she retains) and executive vice president of MSM. In this role, she led MSM’s widespread academic and clinical programs in health sciences and led its strategic planning initiatives for patient care, research and community engagement.

Dr. Montgomery Rice is founder and former director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., where she also served as dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president of health affairs. The Center for Women’s Health Research is one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color. Prior to joining Meharry Medical College, Dr. Montgomery Rice held administrative and faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

A Georgia native, Dr. Montgomery Rice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Mich. She also completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.